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Diploma and Certificate in Kathak (Online/Regular)

Course Duration

2 Semesters
(1 Year)

Eligibility Criteria

Certificate programme – Interested students in Art and Dance.

Diploma programme – Students should have passed 10th grade or must be 16 years and above of age.

Overview

The Certificate and Diploma programmes are vocational courses offered by the School of Performing Arts in the genres of Dance, Music and Theatre. The School offers the dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Odissi and music forms of Carnatic and Hindustani genres for its Certificate and Diploma courses. The School is also offering a Diploma and Certificate in the Theatre arts. The students of these programmes learn the theoretical aspects of the art form along with the practical aspects which is the need of the hour. We are currently living in an era where the performing artists need to have a strong theoretical understanding of the art form they are pursuing to enable them to not just understand the intricacies of the art form but also for them to acquire a voice to talk about it on social platforms and also to pass it on to the next generations. The Certificate and the Diploma programmes of School of Performing Arts would instill in its students an enthusiasm to teach the subject and ensures that they become professional performers.

Course Curriculum

Practical

01Unit 1:

  • Tatkars
  • Todas
  • Tihai
  • Kavit
  • Amad

02Unit 2:

  • Ladi
  • Paramelu
  • Natwaritukda
  • That
  • Gatnikas

03Unit 3:

  • Vandana
  • Shloka
  • Bhajan

04Unit 4:

  • Chakradartukdas
  • Gat Bhav

Theory

01Unit 1:

  • Introduction to Natyashastra
  • 11 aspects of Natyashastra
  • Natyotpatthi

02Unit 2:

  • History and development of Kathak dance
  • Abhinaya Darpana- Samyuta and Asamyutahastas

03Unit 3: Biographies of great gurus of Kathak

  • Sundar Prasad
  • Bindaddin Maharaj
  • Narayan Prasad
  • Sitara Devi
  • Lacchan Maharaj
  • Birju Mahraraj

04Unit 4:

  • Definitions of Tatkars, Todas, Tukda, Tihai, Kavit, Amad, Ladi, Paramelu, Natwaritukda, That, Gatnikas

Practical

01Unit 1:

  • In teen taal - Parans, ChakradarParan, Toda, Chakrahartoda
  • Namaskarkatoda /Salami
  • Tihai

02Unit 2:

  • Tumri
  • Tarana

03Unit 3:

  • Introduction to Jhaptaal with Amad, That, Tatkar and Tihai
  • Toda, Chakrdartoda, Tihai and Paran

04Unit 4:

  • Gatnikas
  • Gatbhav
  • Shlok Vandana

Theory

01Unit 1:

  • Nayika Bhedas
  • Ashta Nayika Avasthas
  • Nayaka Bhedas

02Unit 2:

  • Vibhava, Anubhava, Bhava
  • Rasa Theory

03Unit 3:

  • Solo repertoire of Kathak Dance
  • Composers in Kathak

04Unit 4:

  • Different ways to emote in Kathak dance form (using Tumri, Bhajan, Chaiti and Kavit etc.,)

Career Opportunities

The students who study Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts can have some of the unconventional career opportunities as below:

  • Dance Performers (Dance)
  • Actors and Actresses (Theatre)
  • Dance, Music and Theatre teachers
  • Arts Entrepreneurs
  • Arts Managers
  • Choreographers (Dance)
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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